There's definitely shortage of good writers, scripts: Chetan Bagat

Author Chetan Bhagat, who has penned the screenplay of Salman Khan-starrer "Kick", finds that the film industry suffers a dearth of good scripts and writers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | 6:04:09 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Author Chetan Bhagat, who has penned the screenplay of Salman Khan-starrer "Kick", finds that the film industry suffers a dearth of good scripts and writers.

"There are talented people in this industry. We have some good writers here. I feel there are some movies being made out of books, and there are movies which are also fresh. But there's definitely a shortage of writers and good scripts," Bhagat told IANS.

"You can't order a good script and buy it...there is a big supply issue," he added.

Four of Bhagat's books have been made into films.

His bestselling novel "2 States: The Story Of My Marriage" was recently made starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, and it struck the right chords with the masses.

Two others managed to paint a successful box office story - "3 idiots" (based on "Five Point Someone") and "Kai Po Che!" (based on "The 3 Mistakes Of My Life"), while "Hello", inspired by his "One Night @ the Call Center" did not get a great reception.

The writer is already impressed by the promo of "Kick", which marks the debut of producer Sajid Nadiadwala as a director.

"Sajid had bought the rights of '2 States', and after that, we became good friends. He called me to his office and said he is making 'Kick' and would like me to be part of it.

'I was okay because I had not done a pure screenplay before. I didn't know how it will all pan out, so on a gut feeling and on a personal relationship, I said 'yes'. When the promos came out, I was dazzled myself."

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Posted on: 17 July 2014 at 12:16am
Kick is a telugu movie remake. It will sure reach 100 crore mark.

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Posted on: 16 July 2014 at 11:46pm
Its copied from a tamil movie thillalangadi actor jayam ravi actress tammana in that movie the actor say in every minute word kick so there is an a another copied movie if u want want to
know the story salman upcoming movie watch tamil movie or read it throught Wikipedia if u want to see salman khan performance wait for the release and I am sure this movie will make a career entry to a item girl Jacqueline will turn to be a bollywood actress for sure

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Posted on: 16 July 2014 at 2:18pm
A free word of advice: Come to IF. We're loaded with talented writers across all forums. You'll be surprised how many good scripts writers here can make if given the chance.

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Posted on: 16 July 2014 at 12:06pm
Chetan Bhagat lamenting about the "quality" of writing? Okay then.

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Posted on: 16 July 2014 at 10:31am
Oh, Mr Bhagat, you never get old!
If we're to hold your works as a benchmark of quality, the future of Hindi Cinema seems rather bleak. While your arrogance in declaring yourself and your ilk the gold standard for writing/script-writing is laughable, it isn't surprising.
I truly am a fan of how you profess to be an authority on everything under the sun, and how we're expected to take you seriously on the basis of your puerile and enormously cliched work. :)

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Posted on: 16 July 2014 at 9:26am
So true that there is shortage of Good writers, scripts and even editors, all most of them do is just paraphrasing things and re-making. There should be some new stories made in some different ways. I liked his 3 idiots & 2 states.

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